Kids Activities Summer

Fizzy Frozen DIY Chalk Paint for Epic Summer Fun

Looking for an EPIC summer activity for kids? Your kids are going to love this play recipe for not just frozen chalk, but Fizzy Frozen Chalk Paint! Don’t worry, this popsicle chalk is non-messy!!! The recipe for this baking soda chalk paint is super simple to make with things you already have on hand. So whip up a batch of this summer activity for preschool, kindergarten, toddler, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders – it’s time to start playing and creating memories!

Looking for an EPIC summer activity for kids? Your kids are going to love this play recipe for not just frozen chalk, but Fizzy Frozen Chalk Paint! Don't worry, this popsicle chalk is non-messy!!! The recipe for this baking soda chalk paint is super simple to make with things you already have on hand. So whip up a batch of this summer activity for preschool, kindergarten, toddler, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders - it's time to start playing and creating memories!

Frozen chalk

Are your kids out of school for the summer yet?  Mine just graduated from preschool. I’ve spent the last few days in a bittersweet wonder of where time has gone. But now it is time to get out of my funk and start planning activities to keep her busy, keep her mind moving and hopefully spend some quality time outside with the sun. Our first summer day activity was this Fizzy Frozen DIY Chalk Paint. This frozen chalk is such a fun way for kids to get creative and paint with a fun summer twist. This popsicle chalk is a fun summer activity for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.

Popsicle chalk

Sidewalk chalk (here is our non-messy DIY Sidewalk Chalk) is a classic spring and summer activity that even I enjoy still. I wanted to create an activity that was a spin off of our outside favorite but that added a little more excitement and wonder to it. I’ve seen play recipes for frozen sidewalk chalk, but I still wanted to step it up a little more. That is how this Fizzy Frozen DIY Chalk Paint was created. I used ingredients that allowed us to create art on the concrete but that presented a way for a little magic to happen.
Fizzy Frozen Sidewalk Chalk

How to make sidewalk chalk with baking soda

The recipe to frozen sidewalk chalk is super simple and only uses a couple of materials you probably already have on hand at home:

Supplies:

  • 2 Cups Of Corn Starch
  • 2 Cups Of Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Of Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Popsicle Molds
  • Plus You’ll Need Access To A Freezer
  • Vinegar (for later)
chalk paint recipe

DIY chalk paint with baking soda

I started by combining the corn starch and baking soda together in a bowl. Give it a quick, thorough mix.  Slowly add the water. You want the mixture to be thick but not too thick. I would explain it as a watery paste. Make sure to mix well so that all the ingredients are incorporated together.

When you’ve reached the consistency you need, pour it into molds. We used popsicle molds and they were perfect because they had a built in handle.

Add about 5 drops of food coloring to each mold and stir. Use more or less food coloring, depending on what colors you are trying to achieve.

Put in the freezer until frozen. At least a couple hours. I made ours the night before so they could be completely frozen when we were ready to go outside and play.

diy chalk paint

Baking soda chalk paint

When we were ready to go outside we grabbed our frozen sidewalk chalk and a squirt bottle full of vinegar. I also brought our jug of vinegar out because I knew one squirt bottle wouldn’t be enough.

Fizzy Frozen Sidewalk Chalk Colors

Summer Activity for Preschool

With the frozen sidewalk chalk sticks straight out of the freezer they were perfect for drawing, just like typical sidewalk chalk. As they began to melt it created abstract art that was just beautiful. The colors meshed together so perfectly. I never expected that, to be honest.

just add vinegar to DIY chalk paint to make it fizz

Summer Activities

The time to bring out the vinegar was as they started melting. My daughter would squirt the vinegar onto the sidewalk chalk sticks and the melted puddles and they fizzed up like a mini eruption.

The squeals of laughter coming from my daughter were priceless.

I loved that this activity was super simple and inexpensive to make and led to hours of play. We were able to draw, create abstract art and practice science all from one play recipe.

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Ready? Set. GO! This really fun car activity for kids is sure to be a hit. Whether you race your cars outside as a summer activity or indoors as a rainy day activity for kids - this is EPIC! This pool noodle activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd graders, and up. Just grab a pool noodle, duct tape, and our free printable to create a cool hot wheels race tarck in just 5 minutes! You are going to love this simple-to-make and creative art project for kids. You can create abstract art or art projects based on famous artists. We opted to make a starry night for kids tin foil project. I love the dimmension this technique gave to our van gogh art project. This aluminum foil art makes a great summer activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kinderagrten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th graders, and up!

Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

Things to Do with Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

About the author

Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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